Licensing Without Hiccups

    View Author May 2018

    In this edition, we report on:

    • Relaxation of hours for the Royal Wedding
    • Minimum unit price of 50 pence came into force on 1 May 2018 in Scotland
    • Operators should plan now for any TENs and operational safeguards required for the World Cup Russia 2018, starting on Thursday 14 June
    • Licence revocations for immigration offences
    • Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report on fire safety has implications for licensed operators
    • Breach of body piercing licence as to age held to be a strict liability offence
    • Government issues revised guidance to licensing authorities, which includes a new section on beer gardens and other outdoor spaces
    • Revised application form for variation of designated premises supervisor (DPS) reflects requirement to notify outgoing DPS of application, without a requirement to send a copy of the application

    If you have any queries about any of the highlights in this month’s review, or if you need any advice on your licensing requirements, applications or procedures, please contact us.